“The nation has lost one of its leading lights.”

Senator Nancy Binay said this of former President Fidel V. Ramos’ passing.

The late president Fidel V. Ramos (Reuters photo)

“The Filipino people lived in a time of hope during former President Fidel Valdez Ramos’ tenure. FVR oversaw massive economic gains for the country that were translated to programs for the welfare of the people. He also successfully brokered peace with rebel groups, extending the hand of peace with programs that sought to address the roots of discontent,” the senator recalled in a statement on Sunday.

The 12th President of the Philippines passed away on Sunday, July 31. The 94-year-old statesman suffered complications brought upon by Covid-19.

She fondly recalled the Ramos administration which is known for its achievements in bolstering the Philippine economy and for its major steps towards establishing peace with rebel groups.

“Sa pamumuno ni FVR, tinamasa ng sambayanan ang kapayapaan, katatagan, at pag-unlad (Under FVR’s leadership, our people enjoyed peace, stability, and development),” she said.

“Sa panahong ito ng matinding kalungkutan, kaisa ako ng sambayanang Pilipino sa pagdadalamhati sa pagpanaw ng isang mahusay, epektibo, at dakilang pinunong nakilala ng bansa (In this time of great sadness, I am one with my fellow Filipinos in mourning the death of an effective and great head of state),” Binay concluded.

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Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/07/31/the-nation-has-lost-one-of-its-leading-lights-nancy-binay-laments-fidel-ramos-passing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-nation-has-lost-one-of-its-leading-lights-nancy-binay-laments-fidel-ramos-passing)